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5 cool things about the design of Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff

As grandiose as it may appear to those of us who live in modest houses, there is an undeniable purity to Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff estate.<p>It …

Architecture

Travel Academy: Everything You Need to Pack for Machu Picchu

The 15th-century fortress, considered the most famous icon of the Inca civilization, is about 7,970 feet above sea level. The high altitude makes it …

Backpacking

The Diners And Burger Joints You Have To Try Along Route 66

For those who seek some wanderlust inside the boundaries of the United States, one of the most well-known and romanticized roads to explore is the infamous Route 66. Known as the Main Street of America, it begins in Chicago, IL and winds its way southwest, eventually reaching Santa Monica, CA. It’s …

Great Depression

Gallery of Dual House / Axelrod Architects + Pitsou Kedem Architects - 2

Image 2 of 20 from gallery of Dual House / Axelrod Architects + Pitsou Kedem Architects. Photograph by Amit Geron

Architecture

New 3 in 1 Roof solar tiles power your house for half the price of a Tesla roof

Tesla is getting all the attention when it comes to solar roofs, but some competitors out there are innovating in ways that even Elon Musk hasn’t …

Tesla

Found Chicago hotel opens its doors in River North — for as little as $24 a night

A new hotel brand makes its debut Tuesday in River North, with some of the rooms starting at prices lower than the cost of parking a car overnight at downtown’s swankiest properties.<p>The hotel, called Found Chicago, is in a building that once housed single room occupancy (SRO) apartments at 613 N. …

Hospitality

Plan the Perfect Weekend in Nashville

This versatile city offers much more than bar-hopping and country music.<p>With its iconic music scene and central location, it’s no wonder Nashville has become a prime spot for party weekends and girlfriend getaways. But spend a couple days here and you’ll find that its “Nashvegas” nickname and the …

Country Music

Chicago city guide: Where to eat, drink, shop and stay in the Windy City

People tend to fall in love with Chicago very quickly. Visually stunning, with some of the most impressive architecture on earth, the Windy City also …

Travel

Visitor's Guide to China in May

May Overview<p>May is certainly a favorite month in China. You can pretty much depend on it being warm and balmy while the heat and humidity of the …

Backpacking

Archeologist Spends Over 35 Years Building Enormous Scale Model of Ancient Rome

Tucked in the residential Roman neighborhood of EUR, a sprawling 1:250 scale model displays the glory of ancient Rome. Known as the <i>Plastico di Roma Imperiale</i>, the plaster model was commissioned by Mussolini in 1933 and depicts Rome in the 4th century AD at the time of Constantine I. It now sits in …

Italy

5 Cheapest US Cities to Visit on Your Next Trip

Cheapest US Cities to Visit on a Budget<p>Updated April 02, 2018<p>Need a vacation, but short on cash? Don't let that keep you at home. Here are five of …

Historic Sites

Guide to Keukenhof: Holland’s Tulip Festival

Seeing the tulip festival in Holland has always been on my bucket list, so I was so excited to have the chance to visit this famous festival a couple …

Google Just Launched a New Tool to Help You Find Cheap Flights. Here's How to Use It

It'll help you find good quality flights on a budget.<p>The introduction of “basic economy” fares in the last couple of years has made finding a deal on …

Flying

Best things to do in Chicago that locals and tourists will love

Like any great city, there's no reason to be bored when you're in Chicago. No matter where your interests lie, you can always find something to get …

Thousands visit Frank Lloyd Wright home that survived Sandy

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A Frank Lloyd Wright house flooded during Superstorm Sandy is now high and dry in Arkansas, and it's drawn thousands of …

A Spontaneous Trip to Petra Leads to an Unforgettable Photo

As a professional model and dancer, often backing up pop icon Brittany Spears, Dakota Adan has spent the last two-and-a-half years exploring the …

This Amazing Map Depicts The 13,000 Hidden Wonders Of The World That You Need To Visit

Consider this your source of travel inspo for life.<p><i>This post was translated from Spanish.</i>

Travel

The 10 Best Italian Restaurants in Chicago

10 Best Italian Restaurants in Chicago<p>The best food group in the best city.<p>March 02, 2018<p>Spaghetti is definitely my favourite food. EVER. Thankfully …

Tulips & Windmills - Amsterdam to Antwerp

Day 1 - Amsterdam<p>Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.<p>Day 2 - Amsterdam<p>The laid-back, forward-thinking Dutch …

steve areen designed this tiny house to be as playful as possible

<b>steve areen is ready to share another playful, curvy creation with the world — a fram-stay tiny house, parked near a little lake on yandoit farm, in</b> …

The Essential Things to Know Before You Visit Nashville

Follow these tips, and you may even be mistaken for a local.<p>Nashville is nicknamed "Music City" for a reason, but it's the food, shopping, and Southern charm that keeps us coming back. If you can sidestep the bachelorette parties on Broadway and contain yourself when Taylor Swift walks by, you'll …

Jack White

Top 10 things to do in Reykjavik

Reykjavik has come a long way since I first visited in 2004. It was a charming city then, but it did feel small. It has now become an exciting and …

European Travel

100 Things every WNYer should do at least once: Visit Graycliff

The secret is out about the city home Frank Lloyd Wright designed for Darwin Martin, the director of the Larkin Company. Even Mick Jagger visited the …

Utterly charming lake house was built to party

No rooms for sleeping, only hanging<p>Commissioned by a 26-year-old DJ who wanted a place to listen to music with friends, this lovely modern lake house in Imigrante, Brazil, has a few custom quirks. Designed by Cadi Arquitetura, the 1,000-square-foot cabin has no bedrooms. The majority of its space …

A Road Trip to the 19 Best Pizza Places in America

While it isn’t American by origin, we’ve done everything we can to perfect and retool the classic Italian dish to the point where it is hard to call …

Peru: A Luxury Collection Destination

Peru stretches from South America's sandy Pacific Ocean shoreline across desert dunes, mountain ranges, tropical forests and colonial cities.<p>Peru is …

South America

10 Breathtaking Accommodations in National Parks

You don’t have to travel internationally to get enviously stunning destination photos: The national parks of America are one of the most incredible places to spend a vacation. You get to disconnect, explore nature, and often still get the amenities you’re used to. Whether you’re traveling solo or …

National Parks

8 (New) Energy Efficient Materials Architects Should Know

Whether architects are trying to meet the Architecture 2030 Challenge or pursuing their own mission to save energy, they have an opportunity to …

Energy Efficiency

9 Things I wish I’d known before visiting the Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal, built in 1653 by Shah Jehan as a monument to his late wife Mumtaz, is the undisputed icon of India. You can hardly resist the urge to …

Asia Travel

A Terrifying Trip Into Mujib Canyon, Jordan

I sought the advice of friends on how to book a tour to Petra and Wadi Rum prior to traveling to Jordan. Everyone assured me that any hotel could …